Posts tagged ‘books’

Book Review: Classic and Modern Fabrics

Classic and Modern Fabrics by Janet Wilson Thames and Hudson, 2009 My fabric nerd bookshelf contains all sorts of textile dictionaries and textbooks, pattern sourcebooks, and sewing books that show-and-tell about a few different kinds of fabrics, but it’s never held anything as comprehensive as this new book, Classic and Modern Fabrics: The Complete Illustrated [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco

Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco STC Craft, 2010 Now, this is a bit of a departure for this all-fabric, all-the-time blog, but I am such a fan of Meg Mateo Ilasco‘s work, including her paper and textile goods and her previous books Craft, Inc. and Creative, Inc. that I couldn’t pass up [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu

Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu Stash Books/ C&T, 2010 Today we welcome the awesome Mary Abreu, who writes the blog Confessions of a Craft Addict and just had her first book, Little Girls, Big Style come out with Stash Books (an imprint of C&T). Mary and I have hung out a number of [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Windham – Bari J.

The illustrious Bari J. had her first booth at market to show off her latest fabric collection Country Lane and her scores of sewing patterns (including four new ones), and to preview her beautiful-looking book that comes out in early 2011. I knew Bari was a handbag-maker before she began in fabric design, but I [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman

I know we’ve barely gotten started with the Quilt Market blitz, but let’s take a moment, shall we, to sit down to take a breather with the lovely miss Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson!. I have always loved her approach to quiltmaking. I think of it as a very modern, clean, graphic approach to the [...]

Recommended Books

Here are 15 fabric-related books that I’ve loved or have put on my wish list. If you enter Amazon through these links and make a purchase (any purchase!) I get a small commission, which will go towards more books to review here on the site … hooray! Related posts: Book Month: More Surface Design Books [...]

Review: Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love

This is part II of Hillary Lang’s blog tour. See here for part I, the giveaway! — Kim K. Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love by Hillary Lang STC Craft, 2010 If, like me, you’re one of the legions of longtime fans of crafting blogger/goddess Hillary Lang and her influential work at Wee [...]

Blog Tour: Deborah Moebes on Stitch by Stitch

I always knew Deborah Moebes was a powerhouse, but lately her empire has grown exponentially! Her shop Whipstitch Fabrics was one of the first major fabric shops on Etsy. She recently went from teaching sewing classes at Atlanta’s Beehive Co-op to opening her own brick-and-mortar shop and sewing lounge (also called Whipstitch). For the locals [...]

Review: Sewing Bits & Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps

Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps by Sandi Henderson, Wiley Books, 2010 If you sew, then you have them. You have loads of them, and maybe you know what to do with them, and maybe you don’t. Either way, Sewing Bits & Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps, the first book from [...]